See also: pascha, paschą, and Paschą

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From Latin pascha (Passover), from Ancient Greek πάσχα (páskha, Passover), from Aramaic פַּסְחָא (paskha), from Hebrew פֶּסַח (pésakh). Doublet of Pesach.

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Pascha (countable and uncountable, plural Paschas)

  1. Passover (biblical, Israelite, Jewish, or Christian Passover; this term also includes Quartodeciman Passover, observed on Nisan 14, especially by Christians in Asia Minor)
  2. Easter, the most important Christian religious holy day or feast.
  3. Orthodox Christian church services during the week succeeding Easter.

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Pascha (not comparable)

  1. (attributive) Pertaining to either Passover or Easter (Pascha is an ambiguous term and its meaning depends on context).
    In the Orthodox Christian church, Pascha week is the week succeeding Easter.

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Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish پاشا (paşa).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpaʃɐ/
  • (file)

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Pascha m (strong, genitive Paschas, plural Paschas)

  1. (historical) pasha (high-ranking Turkish military officer)
    • 1910, August Bebel, Aus meinem Leben[1], volume 1:
      Wie Gablenz seine Aufgabe auffaßte, zeigt seine Aeußerung: „Ich werde die bestehenden Landesgesetze beachten, damit kein Holsteiner bei meinem eventuellen Wegziehen von hier sagen kann, ich habe rechtlos regiert. Ich will hier im Lande nicht als türkischer Pascha regieren.“
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  2. (by extension, colloquial, often derogatory) male chauvinist, alpha male
    den Pascha spielen(please add an English translation of this usage example)

Further reading edit

  • Pascha” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Pascha” in Duden online
  • Pascha” in Duden online

Polish edit

 
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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ecclesiastical Latin pascha, from Ancient Greek πάσχα (páskha), from Aramaic פַּסְחָא (paskha), from Hebrew פֶּסַח (pésakh). Doublet of pascha and Pesach.

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Pascha f

  1. (Judaism) Pascha (Passover)
    Synonyms: Pesach, Święto Przaśników
  2. (Orthodoxy) Pascha (Easter)

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Further reading edit

  • Pascha in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Pascha in Polish dictionaries at PWN